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About me

I was born in New York City and spent my first 12 years of life there. I attended the United Nations International School where I had an opportunity to learn about the various cultures of classmates who had come from all parts of the world.


Just before Middle School, my parents felt that they wanted a more small town upbringing for me and my two younger siblings and we left the big city and moved to East Hampton, a summer vacation town on the very tip of Long Island.


The transition from city to country living has been a positive one. In Middle School, I was on the High Honor Roll each year, as well as being a 4-sport athlete, competing on the Volleyball, Basketball, Cross Country and Softball teams and graduated as the Class Salutatorian.


In high school, I am fortunate to have had some talented and supportive teachers and a wide array of academic and creative classes to choose from. The videography class I took as a Freshman and Junior, was one of my favorites and something I hope to continue to pursue. I was on both the softball and cross country running teams my freshman year and have continued running cross country all four years of high school.


When I'm not involved in sports and academics, or watching YouTube, you can find me outside, taking advantage of the fresh open air and either biking, kayaking or running, always with a camera in hand.


Academic Awards & Honors




  • High Honor Roll - Academic Average: 98

  • Varsity Cross Country Team

  • Junior Varsity Softball Team

  • Key Club

  • Academic Excellence Award – English Honors (2015/2016)

  • Academic Excellence Award – Living Science (2015/2016)



  • High Honor Roll - Academic Average: 96

  • Varsity Cross Country Team

  • Key Club

  • Award: Outstanding Athlete - Cross Country (2016-2017)

  • Award - Academic Excellence  – English Honors (2016/2017)

  • Carnegie Mellon University - Summer Course in Python Coding (July 2017)


  • High Honor Roll - Academic Average: 98

  • Varsity Cross Country Team

  • Key Club

  • Yearbook Committee

  • Martial Arts - Jiu Jitsu

  • Founder of non profit 'Play it Forward - East Hampton'

  • Award: National Honor Society

  • Award: National Society of High School Scholars

  • Award: World Language Honor Society

  • Award: Innovation & Creativity Award - Rochester Institute of Technology

  • Award: Long House Reserve - Art Award

  • Pratt Institute - Pre-College Program: Sequential Art and the Comic Book (July 2018)


  • Class Rank - Top 10% of Senior Class: Average: 101

  • Team Captain - Varsity Cross Country Team

  • Key Club

  • Century Club

  • Yearbook Committee

  • Martial Arts - Jiu Jitsu

  • Founder of non profit 'Play it Forward - East Hampton'

  • Guild Hall Teen Arts Council




All videos were conceived, written, scored, directed, shot and edited by Sydney Salamy

'Our Time Together'

by Sydney Salamy

'Continuity or Lack Thereof '

by Sydney Salamy

'Oh My' - Music Video

by Sydney Salamy

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Fine Art


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Middle & High School Varsity Cross Country Team

2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

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Middle & High School

Jr. Varsity Softball Team

2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Sports Awards

  • Award of Excellence - Cross Country - 10th Grade

  • Florus Miller Sportsmanship Award - 8th Grade

  • Four Sport Athlete Award – 7th/8th Grade (Cross-Country, Basketball, Volleyball, Softball)

  • Award – 8th Grade Undefeated Cross-Country Season – Section XI


Community Service

Founder of Non-Profit:
Play it Forward | East Hampton

Play it Forward - East Hampton is a non-profit community service program that I initiated at East Hampton High School in 2017.  


Our student run organization is dedicated to providing underprivileged youths with the equipment and clothing they need to engage in sports. 


No student should have to miss out on playing a school sport simply because they can’t afford it. 


Through local drives and events, Play it Forward collects gently used athletic equipment to distribute to those in need.  

Help us Play it Forward!

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Sydney Salamy

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